Science, truth, and democracy / Philip Kitcher.

Striving to re-direct the philosophy of science, this controversial book examines the role of science in shaping our lives.

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access:Electronic book from Oxford Scholarship Online
Main Author: Kitcher, Philip, 1947-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series:Oxford studies in philosophy of science.
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Table of Contents:
  • Unacceptable images
  • The world as we find it
  • The ideal of objectivity
  • The world as we make it
  • Mapping reality
  • Scientific significance
  • The myth of purity
  • Constraints on free inquiry
  • Organizing inquiry
  • Well-ordered science
  • Elitism, democracy, and science policy
  • Subversive truth and ideals of progress
  • The Luddites' laments
  • Research in an imperfect world.